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Over 80,000 get encephalitis vaccines in Baitadi

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BAITADI — The vaccines for Japanese encephalitis virus (JEV) have been administered to around 80,000 children in Baitadi district.

“The vaccination campaign which kicked off on May 8 in two phases has concluded,” District Health Office, Baitadi Vaccination Official, Birendra Bhatta said.

The health office had initially set a goal of vaccinating 72,000 children in the age group 1 – 15, but it shot past the target.

The vaccination for Japanese encephalitis was carried out for the first time in Baitadi with the mosquitoes menace gradually on the rise in this far-western hilly district.

A total of 400 medical workers and 831 women health volunteers were mobilized for the campaign.

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HOTC sees remarkable success rate on kidney transplant

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HOTC sees remarkable success rate on kidney transplant

BHAKTAPUR — Shahid Dharmabhakta National Human Organ Transplant Centre (HOTC), Bhaktapur has successfully undertaken transplant of over 400 kidneys.

Hospital’s Executive Director Dr Pukar Chandra Shrestha, at a press conference organised here on Friday, informed that the Centre has so far successfully transplanted kidneys on 404 patients.

The Centre had initiated the kidney transplant service on January 19, 2013.

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The inflow of patients has alarmingly increased at the facility with the start of additional medical services such as urology, gastro surgery, cardio therapy, stone removal surgery along with other surgeries, besides kidney transplant, said Prof Dr Rakesh Verma.

However, the patients are compelled to wait for the transplant for long due to limited building space and availability of beds.

Right now, around 400 patients are waiting their turns for kidney transplant and more than this number are waiting to avail of dialysis service.

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